User:Margaret Jacob

From Marteau



Born in New York City, Ph.D. 1968. Professor at the UCLA, Los Angeles, awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Utrecht in 2002, a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Hollandse Maatschappij der Weterschappen. Interested in the influence of the Newtonian synthesis on religion, political ideology, industrial development and cultural practices, she has worked extensively on Newton's immediate followers, on freethinkers, freemasons, Dutch and French Newtonians.

At Marteau

  • The Clandestine Universe of the Early Eighteenth Century. 2001. link

Printed publications (selection)

  • With Larry Stewart, Practical Matter. The Impact of Newton's Science from 1687 to 1851. Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2004.
  • With M. Kadane, "Missing now Found in the Eighteenth Century. Weber's Protestant Capitalist," American Historical Review, February, 2003, vol 2008, pp. 20-49.
  • With D. Sturkenboom, "A Women's Scientific Society in the West: The Late Eighteenth Century Assimilation of Science" Isis, June, 2003, vol. 94, pp. 217-252.
  • The Enlightenment: A Brief History, Bedford Books, 2001.
  • Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West, published by Oxford University Press; 1997, a sequel to The Cultural Meaning
  • With Lynn Hunt and Joyce Appleby, Telling the Truth about History, New York, W. W. Norton, 1994.
  • Newton and the Culture of Newtonianism, with Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs. My half discusses Newtonian mechanics and European industrial culture throughout the 18th century. Humanity Press, 1995.
  • Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth Century Europe, 1991, 350pp. Oxford University Press.
  • The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans, published by George Allen & Unwin, London and Boston, 1981/ second edition 2003.
  • The Newtonians and the English Revolution, 1689-1720, Cornell University Press and Harvester Press, Ltd., 1976.